Category Archives: Andean cuisine

Guest Post: Interview with Nohora Smith, Founder of My Colombian Cocina

Guest Post by Will Castillo Swiss author, Friedrich Durrenmatt once said: “The art of the cuisine, when fully mastered, is the one human capability of which only good things can be said.” In my opinion, this quote could not be any more … Continue reading

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Las Margaritas: Traditional Bogotano Cuisine in the heart of Chapinero

Las Margaritas serves traditional santafereño or bogotano fare. What kind of food is that? Well, to start it isn’t pretentious or fancy but definitely flavorful and filling. Continue reading

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An introduction to Colombian cuisine: 5 places to get started

Top 5 restaurants in Bogotá to sample Colombian cuisine. Guest post on See Colombia Travel travel blog. Continue reading

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Ají: Colombia’s answer to hot sauce

Colombian food is not spicy and aside from a handful of Colombians I know, most aren’t particularly fond of very spicy food. Regardless, this thing we call ají is by far one of Colombia’s most popular condiments and, as its name … Continue reading

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Panela: in sickness and in health

Thanks to the wonky weather we’ve been having lately, it seems like everyone is getting sick. It’s been a few weeks since I recovered from my scratchy throat and overall malaise but it was enought to knock me off my … Continue reading

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Coca Colla vs. Coke in Bolivia

“LA PAZ — President Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous leader known for chewing coca leaves at UN meetings, is making a fresh push for the plant, this time in the form of the soft drink “Coca Colla.” Intended to rival … Continue reading

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KIMAYA Purple Corn Drink

The other day I was faced with a tough decision: Coke or Kimaya. I chose Kimaya because after I read the flyer I realized that I had found the fountain of youth…no, not really, but they certainly claim that the … Continue reading

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Gastronomía @ Corferias

So, yesterday I went to the Gastronomía event and ate a whole lot. Unfortunately I don’t have much of a knack for photography so I didn’t take a single picture….I know, I know, there’s no excuse. But anyways, here is … Continue reading

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Pepino Melon: Uninspiring Exotic Fruit

This is called a pepino melon. It’s a fruit native to the Andes and I was told to eat it like any other fruit. You peel it, slice it, and enjoy… I’m not going to lie – it’s not delicious. … Continue reading

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Gastronomía Food Fair at Corferias – November 11, 2009

Blogging doesn’t just give me an excuse to procrastinate endlessly – tinkering with this little blog nearly all day – I can also share some interesting things with people who end up at Bogotá Eats.  For example: I’ve set up an event reminder for … Continue reading

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